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I am a qualified counsellor working online or by telephone with individual adults in the UK. I trained at the University of Aberdeen with Persona in person-centred counselling.
As a person-centred counsellor my approach is to work with you, without judgement or advice. I will provide you with the time and space to help you work out what is best for you. Sometimes we don’t know where to start, get stuck when we have too much to deal with, lack support, or our confidence has been knocked by past events. I will try to see the situation from your perspective, and will be at your side as you work out what has brought you to this point and where you go from here.
Issues I work with include anxiety, depression and low mood arising from grief and loss, family tensions, problems at work, relationships, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sexuality, gender identity and expression, loneliness and isolation, ill health, and pregnancy and miscarriage.
I moved to working online and on the telephone to carry on my work with clients after the lockdown prevented meeting in person. After specialist training and experiencing hundreds of hours of sessions I now see it as a valuable and effective option for clients who would prefer to access support from their own homes, or wherever they are, without the worry or inconvenience of travelling to meet me. I am committed to offering online or telephone counselling long term. I am therefore able to work with clients anywhere in the UK.
I started counselling in my 40’s. Previously, I practiced as an employment lawyer in Edinburgh for over 20 years. I always loved meeting clients, hearing their stories and trying to help them resolve problems in the workplace. A turning point came in my own life and a counsellor helped me see my situation more clearly, realise what was important, and gave me the confidence to make some big decisions. I know counselling can help. I still love working with clients, but now as a counsellor. I am interested in hearing how you have reached this point and will bring all my experience and insight to help you explore how you can come to terms with where you are and find a better way forward.
Memberships and ongoing professional development
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within its ethical framework. Being a registered member of BACP means I have been approved as having received training, experience and supervision as a professional and ethical practitioner. I am committed to continuing professional development.
I have undertaken extensive training in online and telephone counselling and have qualified as a member of ACTO, the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.
Alongside private practice I volunteer as a counsellor in Edinburgh at PF Counselling providing longer term counselling and at LGBT Health and Wellbeing offering shorter term counselling. I practice affirmatively (pronouns she/her) and welcome working with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
I am a registered therapist with Cigna Healthcare